A review of a number of recent employment tribunal decisions suggests that some employers remain unaware of the implications of, or are struggling with, the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/1031), which became law on 1 October 2006. The decisions also demonstrate the approach that the tribunals might take to the question of justification of discrimination and to the assessment of injury to feelings compensation.
In Cunningham v BMS Sales 1 February 2007 Irish Equality Tribunal, an equality tribunal in the Republic of Ireland has held that an employer discriminated on the grounds of age when it asked a candidate questions about his age during the selection process.
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